Aug 17, 2021

Kind of Fun To Do The Impossible

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Lisa here, with a magical easel card.  I wanted to break out an oldie-but-goodie die from my collection, so I grabbed my Spellbinders Polka Dot Frame Die set and started brainstorming. 

Now I said this is an easel card, so when you bend the top up and rest it on the sentiment tag inside, it looks like this:

This die cuts and embosses, so at first I cut and embossed a frame out of white Neenah 80lb cardstock.

After picking out my die, I knew I wanted something Disney inspired, so I dug through my Echo Park paper collection and pulled out a sheet with cut-apart sentiments.  As you can see though, the white didn't really pop.

So I switched to red cardstock and it made a huge difference.  I glued the white one to back of the red for stability.

Almost looks like chipboard with the dimension.  I love it.  I decided to add even more detail to the frame with paint pens.  The ones I used are by Dylusions but I'm sure that any would work.

I did go over the white a couple of times to make the dots bolder.  This is why I love die cutting so much, there are so many things you can do to cardstock to make it suit your project.

Onto the easel card itself.  If you've never made one before, they're actually really easy.  You just make a top-folding card--mine is 5"x7"--and then cut another piece of cardstock to 5x7, that will be the easel topper.

Here you'll see my top-folding 5x7 card on the left--I scored the front panel in the middle at 3.5".  On the right is that flat 5x7 panel where I'll be adhering my frame.

I took this last photo too to show you how I made the top-folding 5x7 card.  If you were thinking I had cardstock that was at least 14" long, I don't!  I cut two pieces from an 8.5x11 sheet of 110lb cardstock and pieced them together to create my card base.  That seam is in the back, you don't even notice it.

The easel stand of the card was created with another sentiment from the same sheet of patterned paper I showed you earlier.  Just matted on some cardstock and popped up on foam tape.

I hope this card inspires to try making an easel card with any of the fun and amazing dies that Dies R Us carries.  --Lisa

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